White Hart Hotel
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... and my heart is thrilled but leaving a 19 year old cat to be intermittently cared for by others is definitely not fair. Dad has a good and currently functioning care package. K is able to manage without me at a pinch.
I have plans to visit Copenhagen (due this month but that's not going to happen now, sadly). London is a day trip away and eminently doable. If I get to Plan B (a van) I will have a lot more freedom of movement ...
As you could probably guess from the title of this entry, I went back to school last week. *plays sad music* In less depressing news, how is it in Australia? Nice and sunny and warm? How nice...because it's definitely not like that here. It's cold, and Christmas adverts flood the telly. If you think that it's too early for Christmas adverts, prepare yourself. I was in sainsbury's (the English version of woolworths) ...
... life, even with its thrift store level of quality. In fact I thrived with the challenge of “making do”, creating inspiring spaces out of not much at all. Even so, there was a certain compulsion to make these home spaces. I was incredibly speedy, often having a place both functional and decorated within 24 hours of arriving. In hindsight I can see how the powerful fear of chaos and filth was half the motivation.
Given my ...
... was permitted inside the building.
We spent a lot of time in each room chatting with the friendly and extremely knowledgeable docents of ancient age, who could describe the history of the room, and its relationship to the TV show. Even though they undoubtedly get asked the same questions every hour, they were unbelievably patient and outgoing.
I asked about the origin of the name Highclere. The docent ...
... before we have Sir Andy Murray. Off the next day stopping at more small villages before heading to Highclere castle, where Downton Abbey is filmed. Unfortunately it was closed, but hope to make it back there before we leave. We stayed the night quite close by at another pub, the Dundas Arms in Kintbury. Another great pub in a lovely setting. Fantastic walk along the canal stopping and talking with the canal ...